‘Taking your CPU for a joyride’: Why this week’s cyberjacking raises online voting concerns

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February 20, 2018

Hack was used to ‘borrow’ computing power to mine digital currency and expert says it points to flaws By Andrew Lupton, CBC News Posted: Feb 15, 2018 7:00 PM ETLast Updated: Feb 15, 2018 7:00 PM ET A cybersecurity expert at Western University says a new method of hacking that affected websites in Canada and around […]


Cyber Attack at City Hall ( how safe is the Cambridge 2018 Municipal Election?)

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February 18, 2018

  Attention; Mayor Doug Craig, Gary Dyke, Michael DuLillo, Councillor Donna Reid, Councillor, Mike Devine, Councillor Mike Mann, Councillor Jan Liggett, Councillor, Pam Wolf, Councillor Shannon Adshade, Councillor Frank Monterio, Councillor Nicholas Ermetta and Cambridge Council I read the article that appeared on February 15, 2018 and titled ‘ Global Cyber Attack Hit Municipal Website.’ […]


Let’s see them talk their way out of this one!!!

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February 15, 2018

City of Cambridge website hijacked by cryptocurrency miners   Thousands of sites around the globe using Texthelp Browsealoud plug-in hacked. NewsFeb 14, 2018by Jeff Hicks Waterloo Region Record CAMBRIDGE — A worldwide cyberattack briefly hit the City of Cambridge website last weekend, the city confirms. During a span of four hours and six minutes on […]


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Feb 2018 WIB – The Ethical Standard – Workplace Integrity, Ethics and Conduct. ( Kelly Donovan will be a guest speaker)

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February 13, 2018

Where & When Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton20 Fen Ridge Court Brantford, ON N3V 1G2 Start: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 5:00 PM End: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM Time Zone: Eastern Time Add to my calendar Remind Me Get directions Details The Women in Business committee is pleased to kick off […]


It’s sounding like an Election Year!!

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February 11, 2018

Route being finalized for eastside bypass NewsFeb 10, 2018by Ray Martin Cambridge Times “Once it’s done it and the South Boundary Road, which is under construction this year, will start to drain truck traffic out of the downtown,” said Mayor Doug Craig. – Mathew McCarthy Work on the long-awaited east boundary road around Cambridge inched […]


Pink T Shirt Day Society Anti-Bullying Campaign

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February 8, 2018

( click on photo to enlarge) Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet. Each year, on Pink T-Shirt Day, I encourage all of you to wear something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere. Take the message and remember it all year […]


Sexual harassment is never OK, says MPP Kathryn McGarry

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February 6, 2018

Opinion Feb 05, 2018Cambridge Times I want to be clear to my constituents: all allegations of sexual misconduct, harassment and assault must be taken seriously. As a member of the select committee on sexual violence and harassment in sessions across the province with colleagues from all sides of the House, I heard first hand from […]


Time for a New Mayor

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February 2, 2018

  Doug Craig has been mayor in Cambridge now for too long and what has he really done for the City of Cambridge?   From my point of view, not that much at all. Sure we have another footbridge across the Grand River at $1.4 million but we did not need it when the other […]


#MeToo, but #NotYou …. by Kelly Donovan

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February 1, 2018

January 31, 2018   Women and men all over the world have been inspired by the recent movement of floods of people finding their voices and the confidence to speak up about abuses they have endured or are enduring.  If you work in the entertainment industry or politics, you are a victim; you are supported, […]


Kathryn McGarry needs to ‘enforce’ affidavits, not allegations

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January 31, 2018

  Opinion09:34 AMCambridge Times An open letter to MPP Kathryn McGarry. Hello Kathryn, I am very annoyed at your article in the Times. Patrick Brown’s problems are allegations. No one has come forward in person, so I find it hard to read what you had to say. I realize you’re the opposite party, but they […]


Time for Kathryn McGarry to comment on police service issues

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January 31, 2018

Opinion08:49 AMby Bill Doucet Cambridge Times As I read our MPP Kathryn McGarry’s comments in the Times Jan. 30 about Pat Brown, I shook my head. Yes, his alleged dealings with drunk teenage girls was wrong (if it is found to be true). McGarry has stated a Liberal-driven “It’s never OK” campaign means exactly that. […]


Police superintendent named in lawsuit set to retire Wednesday

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January 30, 2018

News07:20 PMWaterloo Region Record Police Superintendent Pat Dietrich, seen in 2014, is expected to retire on Jan. 31. – Record file photo WATERLOO REGION — A police superintendent named in a pending class-action lawsuit is retiring on Wednesday. In a sudden move, Insp. Pat Dietrich will be leaving the service after more than three decades […]


Some Cambridge residents suggest Monteiro, Mann step down after being named in police suit

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January 26, 2018

NewsJan 25, 2018by Liz Monteiro Waterloo Region Record WATERLOO REGION — Some Cambridge residents are asking that councillors Frank Monteiro and Mike Mann step down because both retired officers are part of allegations in a pending class-action lawsuit. In a Facebook group called ‘Cambridge Citizen Discussion on local politics,’ some residents say the two men […]


Melanson v. Flynn… from August 2017 by Kelly Donovan

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January 25, 2018

Published on August 30, 2017 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/melanson-v-flynn-kelly-donovan/ I sat in court today listening to a story I already know… All too well. David Flynn was a police officer for a short six years (coincidentally, the same amount of time as me). One day, Flynn was served with paperwork regarding a complaint that had been made to […]


Elmira councillor Scott Hahn quits in last year of term

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January 22, 2018

News07:10 PMby Jeff Outhit Waterloo Region Record   Scott Hahn – SYSTEM WOOLWICH — Woolwich Coun. Scott Hahn has resigned, nine months before the Oct. 22 municipal election. He cited the demands of a new job, emailing his resignation to council Jan. 17. “Please accept my immediate resignation from Council and all its duties. I […]


Fit4Duty Founder Kelly Donovan’s Story.. (her experience as an Officer of the Law in Waterloo region)

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January 22, 2018

 YOU TUBE VIDEOS OF KELLY DONOVAN’S STORY   Fit4Duty – The Ethical Standard Published on Nov 24, 2017 Learn about Fit4Duty Founder Kelly Donovan’s career in policing, and why she chose to leave the profession to establish The Ethical Standard through policy, training and whistleblower programs with Fit4Duty. Fit4Duty.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fit4dutyCanada/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fit4Duty_Ethics Kelly Donovan […]


Letter to Larkin is right on the money

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January 22, 2018

Opinion Jan 20, 2018by Luisa D’Amato Waterloo Region Record   Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin. – Mathew McCarthy,Record staff If I were Chief Bryan Larkin, I might be looking for another lawyer for the Waterloo Regional Police Service. Local police are going through their own “Me Too” moment, with six current and former officers […]


WATERLOO REGIONAL POLICE SERVICE – THEIR MORAL AUTHORITY IS GONE

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January 21, 2018

HOLLYWOOD NORTH? This will be an unusual posting in that it is not about the environment in general nor is it about politics in Woolwich Township directly affecting the local environment. It is about the utter failure in leadership and decency within our police service. It is about more than the treatment of women by […]


CTV NEWS.. covers the lawsuit filed against local Police ( video included below)

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January 20, 2018

 please click on topics below to view the videos Police criticized over response to sexual misconduct claims       ********************* Waterloo Regional Police chief speaks out   ***********************   More female officers accuse WRPS colleagues of discrimination   *********************   Former WRPS chief accused of blocking women from moving up ranks ****************** https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/police-criticized-over-response-to-sexual-misconduct-claims-1.3766428


Kelly Donovan’s Book on Canadian Policing

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January 19, 2018

Kelly Donovan, Author Want to know the current climate in Canadian police services? Kelly’s book details her experiences and research into abuses of power that have occurred within police services for years.  The book cites actual cases referenced throughout and provides the reader with an overview of current legislation.  It truly is the Canadian policing […]


An Open Letter to Chief Bryan Larkin

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January 19, 2018

Jan 18 2018 The following letter is written by five members of the Sexual Violence Task Force (SVTF). The SVTF was created by Chief Larkin of the Waterloo Regional Police Service to address high “unfounded” rates for sexual assaults. (“Unfounded” is a police reporting classification meaning that a crime never occurred and was not attempted.) […]


AFFIDAVITS OF PLAINTIFFS IN THE LAWSUIT AGAINST THE POLICE DEPT. (some city Councillors are mentioned)

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January 18, 2018

THIS IS A COPY OF AN EMAIL I RECEIVED EARLIER TONIGHT.. Website: WATERLOO WOMEN POLICE CLASS ACTION http://waterloowomenpolice.com/  *** BELOW IS A PUBLIC LINK TO THE SWORN MOTION OF RECORD OF THE PLAINTIFFS http://waterloowomenpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Responding-Motion-Record-of-the-Plaintiffs-Dec-19-2017-SWORN.pdf ********************** Mann, Monteiro and Larkin are mentioned in other places as well in the affidavits. ******* INCLUDED HERE ARE SOME EXCERPTS […]


Police chief asks for patience as service deals with sexual harassment allegations

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January 18, 2018

Police chief asks for patience as service deals with sexual harassment allegations News06:38 PM Waterloo Region Record   Police Chief Bryan said the allegations contained in the lawsuit are being reviewed internally. – Mathew McCarthy,Record staff WATERLOO REGION — Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin is calling for patience from the community as the police […]


Paper ballots protect against hacks, but other election cyberthreats loom

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January 13, 2018

Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:31AM EST OTTAWA — As the potential for cyberattacks to undermine the democratic process becomes alarmingly clear, Canadians can take some comfort in the fact that national elections in this country are still conducted the old-fashioned way. Canada is not immune to cybermischief aimed at […]


Unsung HEROES AMONGST US.. Tommy and Lucy Vann..

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December 22, 2017

I might get in trouble here for posting this…(by Tommy), as he never boasts to anyone about his and Lucy’s huge hearts.. … But I have to tell you about my dear friends… TOMMY AND LUCY VANN.. I have had the pleasure of knowing these two beautiful people for the past 10 years or so. […]


Police officers need to be held accountable for their actions

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December 10, 2017

Opinion Dec 05, 2017Cambridge Times Every so often we hear about a police officer who commits a crime or breaks a serious guideline. It happens in our region and across the province often enough that flags should be going up and serious changes made. When it’s the police policing themselves, there seems to be a […]


Where was the Phantom Mayor of this City?

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December 9, 2017

It is a known fact that Mayor Doug Craig attended the Annual Cambridge Santa Claus Parade. On Saturday December 2nd, Hespeler, also known as The Village on the River held their Annual Santa Claus Parade but there was no sign of our Mayor DOUG CRAIG. All EIGHT members of City Council were present, took time […]


NOT WELCOME AT COUNCIL

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December 6, 2017

  What is this Council up to now?   A member of the public was going to attend the Special Council Meeting on the Multiplex issue on Monday evening at City Hall. This member was sitting at the landing next to the washroom on the third floor which houses Council Chambers. This is the area […]


I thought The Bridges was the problem, I was wrong… By Tommy Vann

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November 10, 2017

I was on Market Street the other day and a young man was going between cars with a bag. He was picking up garbage, clothing and tossing sticks off the road. About 15 minutes later another fellow was doing the same. I watched him go into The Bridges, so I walked to The Bridges and […]


Talk is cheap, action is needed now on city’s fentanyl crisis

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August 2, 2017

Opinion Aug 02, 2017 03:29 Cambridge Times What a difference a day makes for our mayor. A complete reversal from what I was told, and Dr. Hank Nykamp’s comments as well (must be an election year). A little over a year ago I took a syringe (injection needle) inside a water bottle into city hall […]


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